Episode 016 - Scott Zimmerman - N3XCC
First Licensed: N3XCC, 1996
First Rig: TenTec 1220 Two-Meter Transceiver Kit
Current Rig: Icom IC-2720 Dual Band
WAN Repeater System - Wide area linked repeater that started in Cambria Country built on Allstar.
Cambria Radio Club
Allstar Internet Linking - based on the open source Asterisk telephone system.
Repeater Builder Website - one stop for the conversion of commercial land mobile radio equipment into ham radio use
Provided emergency communications to the Flight 93 crash in Shanksville, PA on September 11, 2001.
Software Defined Radios - here is a list of SDR radios by feature and price
Advice to perspective hams:
It may come as a surprise to many listeners that Internet service is not available everywhere in the USA. As a resident of a rural Pennsylvania farm, Scott operates a 7 hop broadband link to his farm, that also serves 60 customers along the links route. Scott uses radio links from Ubiquity Networks
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TenTec 1220 Two-Meter Transceiver Kit
Icom IC-2720 Dual Band (VHF/UHF) Mobile
Motorola Micor Repeater
Scott working on Micor mobile with helper